Block Club Chicago: The South Side Needs Better Bike Infrastructure. These Big Projects Aim To Close ‘Notable Gaps’

Thanks to Block Club for writing about Major Taylor Trail and other South Side trail projects on July 6.

SOUTH DEERING — Local leaders from Beverly to the Southeast Side and beyond are pursuing a plethora of projects that would make it easier for South Siders to bike in their communities — and across the Chicago area.

The first-ever county-wide bike plan, released in May, calls for the creation of a “low-stress network” of trails and dedicated lanes for bikes with a focus on Cook County’s underserved communities.

The Lake Calumet bike network study is underway as part of that larger plan. County officials want residents to weigh in on a survey on how to make biking safer from 95th Street to Sibley Boulevard, and from the Indiana state line to Michigan Avenue.

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